Monday, November 16, 2009

Fad diets

Say what you will about Richard Simmons but dude knows his stuff. I met with him once and he lamented dumbass diets and the Olive Gardenization of America. As he knows, the way to permanent weight loss is through exercise and portion control.

That’s it.

There’s no secret combination. There’s no herbal supplement magic bullet. Much like Richard, the solution isn’t sexy or hip like South Beach on a Friday night. Cabbage soup isn’t involved. Eating buttloads of bacon, macadamia nuts, and other fatty foods isn’t the way to lose the back fat (believe me, I tried). I got nothin’ bad to say about flaxseed oil and cranberry juice, but you also need to downsize from a trough to a bowl. Just a thought.

And while you’re at it, pull on your big-boy nutters and start sweatin’ to the oldies. It won’t be long before you’re in the zone. If you need to lose weight fast, however, you can always give the amputation diet a go.

(Photo: efmnutrition.com)

4 comments:

Chickens in the Basement said...

BUT I WANT A MAGIC PILL!!! I DON'T WANT TO SWEAT! I LOVE BACON! AND CHOCOLATE...I WOULD EAT DIRT IF IT WAS SMOTHERED IN CHOCOLATE! HMMM, DO THEY STILL MAKE CHOCOLATE EX-LAX? I WOULD LOVE TO BE A SIZE 10, BUT UNTIL THEY CAN SUCK 40 POUNDS OUT OF MY ASS, THIGHS AND STOMACH, I'LL BE A 16!

Jeff Orchard said...

Yes, fad diets are all part of the culture of credulity. It's too easy to believe what you want to hear. Not so much fun to face reality. Detox falls into the same category of stupidity. (Jennifer, sorry if my blog seems similar to yours... I'm pretty sure there's enough crap out there for us both to bitch about.)

Charlynn said...

Fad diets are just stupidity and gullibility in action. I wanna punch them in the face, too.

Jennifer Worick said...

Jeff, thanks for the link. Yes, there are enough hide-chapping things out there to go around, that's for sure. Dig your blog...